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DSCI 444 Project Leadership and Execution

The primary focus of this course is to master the important knowledge areas associated with project leadership. Topics covered include project planning, customer/stakeholder relations, communications, procurement, quality control, and human resource management. This project management course will follow the internationally recognized knowledge area format recognized by the Project Management Institute. Use of an online simulation as a tool for project leadership is also emphasized.


4 Undergraduate credits

Effective December 14, 2017 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate mastery of academic theories and corresponding implementation techniques associated with all areas of project management as recognized by the international Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of project management processes, project integration, scope, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communication, risk, procurement and stakeholder management.
  • Explain inputs and outputs of the different processes, along with the relationships between them.
  • Apply principles of project management in a learning tool.

Fall 2023

Section Title Instructor books eservices
21 Project Leadership and Execution Kirchman, Ellen E Books for DSCI-444-21 Fall 2023 Course details for DSCI-444-21 Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Project Leadership and Execution Snyder, Andrew T Books for DSCI-444-50 Spring 2024 Course details for DSCI-444-50 Spring 2024